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Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting

Today I’m sharing an interesting question that I found among my fan mail recently. Marti asked, “What [is] the measurement tool… and how [do you use it]?” I live in Idaho, in the United States, and we use the old English (imperial) measurement system and Standard American printer paper. If you also live here in the US, then you may not realize that the whole … Continue reading Fan Mail: What’s the measurement tool for on Chelly Wood’s patterns? #paperproducts and #crafting

The image shows a zipper pouch parrot, designed by Emily D at CriticalHitDesigns on Etsy.

Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

Do you ever feel totally inspired by someone else’s handmade designs? The little parrot in the image above caught my eye on Twitter recently, so I started following his designer, Emily D, who has more creative stuff available for sale on Etsy at Critical Hit Designs. As many of my regular followers know, I love to make stop motion videos with dolls, and I’ve been … Continue reading Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

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Where to send handmade fashion doll clothes for #Christmas #nonprofit #communitysupport: Family Promise of North Idaho

It’s always nice to do some charity work around the holidays, so I have a proposal for you, my followers… For Christmas this year I’m sewing some doll clothes for the children at the shelter for displaced families, where my sister-in-law works as the administrator. This shelter is called Family Promise, and I’m told they have a number of naked 11.5-inch fashion dolls which need … Continue reading Where to send handmade fashion doll clothes for #Christmas #nonprofit #communitysupport: Family Promise of North Idaho

The image is a cartoon drawing of a little girl sitting at a sewing machine, making doll clothes. Beside the sewing machine are two dolls: one is not wearing doll clothes and the other is fully dressed. The text on the image says "COPPA" which stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." This image comes from ChellyWood.com, a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

Some of you who follow the wonderful doll-crafting YouTube channel, MyFroggyStuff, may have heard about the latest changes to YouTube for all of us who do toy-related things on the YouTube platform. Clearly this COPPA-related shift is going to affect a lot of fabulous YouTube creators with a pinch to their pocketbooks. If you’re not sure what COPPA is all about, you might want to … Continue reading Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

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Tips for Buying Fabric for Sewing Doll Clothes on #BlackFriday — Let’s #Shop for #SewingSupplies!

It’s Black Friday here in the US, so what better day to re-post my video tutorial on How to Shop for Fabric when sewing doll clothes? As you know, I’ve been posting free printable doll clothes PDF sewing patterns and linking to old tutorial videos so you can make this 18″ doll’s clothing ensemble, which makes a fantastic Christmas gift for any little girl who … Continue reading Tips for Buying Fabric for Sewing Doll Clothes on #BlackFriday — Let’s #Shop for #SewingSupplies!

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

Today’s video tutorial is not my own, but it is used with permission. It was made by Professor Pincushion. On YouTube, you can find helpful links in the description of this video, including links to the patterns you could use to make the shirt shown in the video. If you haven’t heard of Professor Pincushion, you should really navigate over to her website. She offers … Continue reading How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

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Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

This week’s doll clothes sewing project was a cute little doll coat with a hood. The hood used a gusset, so I thought it would be a good idea to give you a little information about how gussets work. But why re-invent the wheel, when YouTube offers lots of great videos on various sewing techniques? Today’s video not only introduces a gusset, but it shows … Continue reading Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

There’s a very thin fabric we sometimes use for doll clothes called “tulle.” In Idaho, where I live, we say this word like “tool” (like a hammer is a tool). In the video above, I explain the uses of tulle in making petticoats and tutus for doll clothes. Earlier this month, someone from Denmark left a comment below my “What Is Tulle?” video on YouTube, … Continue reading Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This week on ChellyWood.com, I shared with you my footsack pattern and tutorial (showing how to make a footsack like the Hacky Sack brand of toys). Now that you’ve made one, how do you use it? Well for today’s #FridayFollow, I’m including a video tutorial made by KickFire Classics on YouTube. KickFire Classics specializes in YouTube videos that show kids how to use classic toys, … Continue reading #FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

I recently found a new website that is designed for doll-related bloggers to reblog on various doll topics and generally meet other doll-related bloggers. It’s called AGBC, but it’s not just for American Girl fans. Other doll bloggers are welcome too. They just got their blog underway, so they’re still brand new. But I love the idea! The initials AGBC stand for American Girl Bloggers … Continue reading #FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

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#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini